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INTERNET OF THINGS

providing greater connectivity than ever before

WHY INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)?

The IoT holds unlimited transformative potential for both businesses and consumers. The IoT enables businesses to engage with and learn from customers’ lives in a deeper, more intricately connected way than ever before. Billions of devices are being connected to the internet and the cloud, and new IoT technology innovations are emerging daily. IoT services and devices are creating a massive network of users and an even more massive pool of user data – data that is delivering new insights, transforming the infrastructure of our cities, and reshaping both the digital marketplace and how businesses operate within it.

WHY DISTILLERY FOR IoT?

Developing successful IoT solutions requires a balanced understanding of the solutions people and enterprises want and the hardware, platforms, and connectivity needed to support them. At Distillery, we are experienced in creating complex, scalable systems with cloud technologies – an integral part of IoT. We are also experienced in creating the simple, accessible interfaces necessary for IoT devices. We can help you develop a scalable service (e.g., management, data collection and analytics, monitoring) based on a single device or many devices. We can help you determine how to integrate beaconing in your project, weighing the pros and cons of using short- and/or long-field bluetooth. We’ll help you explore a range of communication interfaces, networking protocols, and data capture solutions. Ultimately, helping you integrate IoT into your idea or application is another way Distillery can support you in making a deeper connection with your users.

WHAT IS IoT?

The IoT is made up of interconnected devices and systems that, working in tandem, gather and analyze information and initiate responses. These examples help you understand how it all works.

In overview, the IoT is made up of interconnected devices and automated systems that, working in tandem, gather and analyze information and initiate responses. The IoT has also been conceptualized as the IoTSP – the Internet of Things, Services, and People – and indeed, the IoT doesn’t stop at connecting only “things.”

How the IoT works in practice is best illustrated by specific examples of IoT products. For example, imagine:

  • Pavement that provides real-time traffic data, enabling cities to alert travelers and re-direct traffic
  • Wristbands that warn diabetics of potential sugar crashes before they happen
  • A stove that tells you if you forgot to turn it off – and allows you to turn it off remotely
  • An app that allows you to remotely monitor and control your home’s lights, thermostat, and door locks
  • Toasters that make toast printed with the weather forecast or funny notes and emojis
  • A button on your washing machine that – when pressed – reorders your favorite laundry detergent
  • A platform that helps food and beverage companies to track their inventory, monitor and manage their supply chain, and perform QA procedures
  • Devices (e.g., Alexa, Sonos) that learn your habits and interests to continually improve your experience
  • Devices that connect to your car to help you learn your habits, diagnose mechanical issues, track your location, and even call 911 in the event of an accident
  • Smart cameras designed to monitor work processes and identify flaws
  • Drones that collect defense data, helping to keep soldiers out of harm’s way

The IoT holds unlimited potential for businesses and entrepreneurs, in that nearly every service or product can be optimized or expanded to include interconnection. The IoT is limited only by our imaginations.

SUPPORTING YOUR SUCCESS

DISTILLERY IS INTERNATIONAL

You need a global perspective to thrive in today’s global marketplace. We're based in Los Angeles, but our reach and experience are global. While our primary market is the USA, we work with companies around the world and in every time zone, from Los Angeles to Miami, London to Dubai. Our international experience enables us to bring a more diverse, globalized point of view to your project.

DISTILLERY IS FLEXIBLE

You could be a solo entrepreneur looking for help with creating a Proof of Concept, a fully funded startup launching your first product, or an enterprise in need of assistance with a new line of business app. Your project could be an office productivity application, a casual game, or an internal business tool. You may be looking to add engineering bandwidth to your own development efforts, or you may require a fully outsourced software development effort. No matter your situation or dream, we've got the flexibility to scale our team and our approach to fit your unique needs.

DISTILLERY IS TECHNICAL

You need a team that can work effectively within your existing technology framework. We're familiar with every major technical stack, from Swift and Objective-C on iOS, to Java on Android, to Node.js, Python, .NET, and PHP on the backend. We'll integrate smoothly with your team, adapt to your working style, and stay in touch with your preferred communication solution, whether that's Slack, Basecamp, JIRA, GitHub, or Asana.

DISTILLERY IS AGILE

We practice full Agile software development. More than just a buzzword, Agile ensures that we deliver the product you're expecting without surprises or delays. By building in small chunks and validating every step of the way, we ensure your experience is "plug and play,", not "pay and pray." And we can deliver new features or modifications in days or weeks, instead of months.

DISTILLERY IS BEAUTIFUL

You not only want a product that works – you want a product that shines. At Distillery, we balance engineering with artistry. Our experienced designers work hand in hand with development to deliver stunning, production-ready assets on schedule and on budget.

DISTILLERY IS ACCOUNTABLE

Your success and satisfaction are the true measure of our success in serving you. We work with you to set expectations and hold ourselves accountable for meeting them. We monitor your satisfaction on several levels throughout the project, enabling ongoing improvement and timely issue identification and resolution.